M.Ed. On Campus

Special Education

George Mason University

12 months
1412 USD/credit
1412 USD/credit
524 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The mission of Special Education program from George Mason University is to improve the lives, productivity, and education of persons with disabilities.


Designed to inform both educators in the classroom and individuals working in a special education context outside of the classroom of the specialized skills and content knowledge needed to support the needs of individuals with disabilities.

The Master in Special Education from George Mason University provides skills and knowledge for working in the field of special education. 

Educational Opportunity

The flexibility of the program allows students to pair the MEd with a graduate certificate in order to focus their studies on a specific area, or students can individualize their program content by selecting electives based on their interests or career focus.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Special Education
  • Language Development and Reading
  • Foundations of Language and Literacy for Diverse Learners
  • Applied Behavior Analysis: Verbal Behavior
  • Supporting Communication and Literacy for Individuals with Autism 
  • Computer Applications for Special Populations
  • Special Education Research
  • Autism Across the Lifespan: Collaboration with Critical Partners 
  • Consultation and Collaboration
  • Collaborative Teamwork to Support Students with Significant Disabilities 
  • Ethical and Professional Conduct for Behavior Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application for graduate study and application fee
  • An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or international equivalent, verified from copies of unofficial transcripts uploaded to the online application Self-Service Center.
  • Copies of unofficial university transcripts and any earned degree 
  • All transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be translated into English
  • Verification of English language proficiency.
  • Official GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MAT or other official test scores
  • Other supplemental materials specified by your academic program such as essays, departmental forms, portfolios, or interviews

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1412 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1412 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    1412 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1412 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    524 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 524 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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